Your education is definitely one of your biggest assets. Use your education in your resume with care. It can be an essential element that can lead you to be called for the job interview.
In general, educational information follows the job experience section or the key skills section in a resume – towards the end of your resume.
However, the place where you insert the information about your education depends on your work experience. If you have just graduated and/or don’t have many years of experience, your greatest asset is obviously your education – not your experience.
Therefore, in this case, put the education section before your work history section.
Here are some pointers to consider:
- If you have a solid work experience, list it first in your resume.
- If your education is a stronger asset than your job experience, list it first.
- If your education is highly relevant to your new position, you may consider listing it first.
- If you have no employment experience, but have a degree or training in that field, list your education first.
Other qualification to include
You may consider including any coursework, related training, or certifications you have received. If you received licenses, include the name/type of the license. You can also include a separate section called “Training & Certification”, “Special Training”, or “Professional Licenses”, etc. If you have achieved honors, make sure to include it.
What if you didn’t complete an education program? You can still include the name of the program with portion of the course duration that you did complete. Write your area of study and the name of the institution. If you intend to graduate, list the program as mentioned followed by the date you intend to finish.
How to write the education section
[University Name], [Location]
Bachelor of Science in [Area field], May 1995
Significant Coursework (optional, only if you find it important): [a], [b], [c] etc.